Thursday, February 12, 2015

Question: What Do You Call Soda?

I find some parts of languages to be fascinating, and English dialects are no different. I've always called drinks like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper "soda". But the most popular one I hear is "pop" which is obviously derived from soda-pop. I've always disliked that word for soda, just never sounded right to me.  

What do you call soda? 

23 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

We call it Pop mostly, but Coke also.

Bob Bushell said...

Pop, sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LV said...

I always call it now by the name of the drink. However, years ago, we called a soda or cold drink.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Around here... it's always been pop. I'm not a fan, either. I think it sounds weird too, so I call it soda.

Gloria Baker said...

We calll soda to a water with pops and the others we say Coke, Pepsi, pepsi light etc.

Emmylou said...

We've always called it pop over here:D

PS Tyrion is one my fave characters. If he dies, I might cry!

Pat Hatt said...

I call it crap, but Pop sometimes lol

The Happy Whisk said...

Pop.

Christine said...

pop...I was under the impression it was soda in the US, but maybe not. Most people in Canada say pop I think.

Sandra Cox said...

I call it soda.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I've been known to call mine several four letter words, when it opens and spews all over the counter. Mostly, I say soda. I think "Pop" referred to single bottles and the sound they'd make when the small metal caps would pop off. (grin)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The most common term in Canada is "soft drink." Then probably "pop." We don't say "soda" a lot -- that's a real American word.

Red said...

In Canada it's POP!

Andrew said...

In Australia, soft drink, but often brand names are used for more recently invented drinks. Never soda, except for proper soda water and the flavour creamy soda, and never pop.

bj said...

Soft drink...when I was a kid, we did call them soda pops...mostly now, tho, everyone calls them by their brand name...Coke, Dr. Pepper, Sprite.....

Paulina Mo, lilbitsofchic.com said...

I usually refer to it by name... Coke, Sprite :)

~Pau
www.lilbitsofchic.com

Cloudia said...

I call it something to drink very Rarely

ALOHA from Honolulu
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DEZMOND said...

we call it fizzy juices in my language, soda is for club soda, the one that comes from the bottle under pressure...

stephen Hayes said...

I call it soda, although I drink very little of it these days and usually go for bottled water.

Anonymous said...

When I was little, living in Maryland, we called it soda.
Now that I'm bigger, living in the midwest, we call it pop.

Linda said...

I call it soft drink. I grew up with this term and still use it.

Linda said...

Oh, and I think the "pop" is used as a short phrase and derivation for "soda pop", but I have always called it soft drink. :)

Kay said...

It's called soda in Hawaii, but in Illinois we called it pop.